Help Shape the Future of Medicine

The best doctors are shaping the future best doctors thanks to a nationally recognized program at Washington University School of Medicine called Mentors in Medicine.

The program is designed to develop the medical resident into a complete physician with skills as a clinician, a teacher and a researcher. Ultimately, patients benefit from being cared for by a well-rounded, comprehensively trained physician.

Resident pysicians learning from seasoned physicians“Today, practicing ordinary medicine is not good enough,” says Phillip Korenblat, MD, a physician-mentor. “Doctors in training must provide patient care, conduct research, and improve the systems of medicine.”

The only program of its kind in the nation, Mentors in Medicine provides interns and residents with mentored research training, career development and interactive learning alongside world-renowned physicians. Participation in the program begins during the first year of residency and runs throughout the three years of training.

“Many interns and residents have never done research before and so these foundational experiences become turning points in these young physicians’ careers,” says Vicky Fraser, MD, chair of the department of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.

“Those who participate in Mentors in Medicine are highly successful and their research will ultimately improve our scientific knowledge base and change the way we practice medicine in the future.”

The internal medicine residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University is one of the largest medicine residency training programs in the United States and graduates more than 50 well-trained physicians each year. Most of these graduates develop specialized skills in evaluating and treating patients with common and rare diseases. They also engage in research that advances the body of medical knowledge.

“We’re extremely grateful for the support from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the many donors that make the Mentors in Medicine program possible,” Dr. Fraser says.

By supporting Mentors in Medicine, you play a vital role in leading and shaping the future of medicine for years to come. To learn more or make a gift through the Foundation for Mentors in Medicine, please call 314.286.2241 or email

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